The guys that play snooker definitely have skill, and these tournaments go on forever (I mean FOREVER), so they have to have some level of endurance. But is it a sport? Hmmmm.....I just don't know.
Monday, March 1, 2010
What is Snooker?
Okay, I'm actually on the fence about this one. Snooker is a billiards game played on a larger table than pool, but with smaller balls and smaller pockets and more rules. I'll spare you the extened rules, but you can go to http://www.worldsnooker.com/ for more information. The big question I know you're really asking is: "But is it a sport?!"
Dunno. On the face of it, I would normally say no, but that's mostly applying my knowledge about pool. I kind of have a prejudice whereby games that can be played in bars by drunk people can't be all that demanding. But snooker is different. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather stick needles in my eyes than watch it, but there's a decent sized population that not only watch it on TV but go as spectators, where nobody's allowed to talk. Intense stuff.